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Try turning your steering wheel, some of the cars has a safety lock that will lock your tumblers in your ignition and the steering wheel which acts as an anti-theft systems. I would try turning your steering wheel to the left and right as much as you can which will not be much. Yes, I realize it seems a bit goofy, but I had vehicle that would not let go my key, but turning the steering wheel to the left and right and at the same time attempting to turn the ignition to the neutral position to get the key out was the only way to retrieve my key. It keeps people from putting the vehicle into Neutral and pushing your car away without the key.
Automatic or manual transmission ? tumbler sends voltage ??? What tumbler ? Ignition switch ,when it start position sends B+ voltage to the crank fuse in the insturment panel fuse box ,from there it goes transmission range switch,if in park or neutral it then goes through the relay pin 86 at the relay socket base . With the key in start you should see B+ voltage there . If not ,try moving the gear selector to neutral . if you still don't see B+ voltage , find the trans .range switch an check it.
the key tumbler may be defective or the shift lock mechanism, do you have to put your foot on the brake in order to move the shifter without the key in the ignition? car willnot start does the lights come on do the accessory work lights, radio, can you shift from park neutral does the vehicle go into neutral have some one push it to see if it moves you may want to check the neutral safety switch or the gear indicator
Most newer models have a safety feature called shift interlock. This prevents the key from being turned back to the lock position if you forget to place the gear selector in park. Depending on the model, If it uses a cable, it may be sticking or needs adjusting. If it uses an electrical solenoid. may be blown fuse or park switch. Tap, shake, and pull up on the shifter and make sure it's in park.
Try starting the vehicle in Neutral. If it starts and jumps from the solenoid mounted on the firewall then there is either a circuit break or the neutral safety switch is faulty or the cable is maladjusted
This is a very common situation that arises when the steering-lock mechanism binds, it is usually because the wheels are jammed against the curb. Follow the instructions below to solve the issue:-- 1) First of all make sure that the transmission is in park. Set the parking brake to prevent the car from rolling farther against the curb 2) Pull hard on the steering wheel while turning it in both directions. This will normally free the wheel, but if it does not help. then, 3) Release the parking brake and put the transmission in neutral. Let up on the foot pedal just enough to rock the car slightly.and now turn the steering wheel again. this time the key should turn now. Thanks. you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.
i would recommend replacing the terminals. but before doing that tighten the ones that are on there as much as possible. if that doe not solve it then replace the terminals and make sure it is tight on the battery. if thats not it, then make sure the battery is the correct one for the car. and the deal with the key could possibly the tumbler, or it could be that the steering wheel is locked and needs to be shimmied back and forth to start it. if this does not help please repost.
The steering wheel lock is preventing you from turning the ignition tumbler. Especially when the tires are turned all the way in one direction this can be very difficult to get free. What you need to do is wriggle the key as you attempt to move the steering wheel in the direction that it is already turned, it will take some force, but eventually the wheel will give just enough play to allow the key to turn and it will be just fine
Could be one of two things tumbler is warn or your shift lock is worn located in the automatic shifter you can use key to disengage it and try putting the car in neutral then starting it that will tell you if you need a new shift lock or bypass it or if you need a new tummbler.